Heat at work – Guidance for workplaces

Heat at work – Guidance for workplaces


Heat stress is a risk for both indoor and outdoor workers across all sectors. Its severity depends on work location but also individual characteristics such as age, health, socioeconomic status and even gender. These must be accounted for in measures aimed at addressing and mitigating the risks of working in heat.

This guide offers workplaces practical ways – organisational and technical – to lessen and manage as well as train on this occupational risk. Information is also provided on what actions should be taken if a worker starts showing signs of suffering from heat-related illness.

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